Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pumpkin Smoothies

I found the original recipe here at  I "kicked it up a notch" with the addition of pumpkin-pie flavoring syrup.

Pumpkin Smoothies:

Mix 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 3/4 cup whole milk, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 tablespoon brown sugar,            2 tablespoons pumpkin-pie flavored syrup, and 4 to 6 ice cubes in a blender.  Pour into 2 glasses.  Top with a dollop of whipped topping if you so desire.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jedi Robe

Sugarbear wanted a dark brown Jedi robe to go with his Anakin Skywalker Halloween costume.  I modified this pattern (Simplicity 5512 view E) to make it.  I made the sleeves less "pointy" and rounded off the hood in the back.  Now I'm wishing I had a serger so the seams would look nicer...oh well, a girl can dream...

Here's my little Jedi:

A note about this pattern:  You need to know how to sew princess seams in order to attach the sleeves.  I realized as I was making this that I do not like to sew princess seams but I am definitely more skilled at them as a result of this project.  I wonder who sews Jedi robes in that galaxy far, far away.  Probably a droid.